Teacher guide Alcohol and other drugs: professional learning module

TLF ID M024868

This professional learning module focuses on building teachers’ understanding of alcohol and other drugs and of current, evidence-informed approaches to drug and alcohol education in schools. It offers links to quality resources for teaching students the skills to build resilience and to make informed choices when they are confronted with decisions about legal and illegal substances. The module explores three main topics: Contexts of drug use and responses; Drugs and their effects; and What works in drug education and what doesn’t?

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of value in relation to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, particularly the domains of Professional Engagement and Professional Practice. It is especially relevant to the focus area related to engaging professionally with parents and carers and the community in Standard 7.
  • This resource is aligned to the National Safe Schools Framework, in particular: Element 2 A supportive and connected school culture; Element 6 A safe school curriculum; and Element 7 Student wellbeing and ownership.
  • This resource is valuable as each topic in the module is accompanied by a podcast with input from leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug education, national drug policy and youth health.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Health and physical education

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: www.australia.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.education.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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